AmpliTube MESA/Boogie® 2 is the much-anticipated follow-up to IK’s first MESA/Boogie offering, bringing 4 new officially certified amps and 5 cabs to AmpliTube 5. Now you can complete your collection of full-throttle gear from the inventors of high-gain tone.
All MESA/Boogie 2 models have been precisely crafted using IK’s latest modeling technologies including DIM™ and VIR™ to sound, look and respond just like their hardware counterparts, and have been tested and approved by the R&D team at MESA engineering.
Plug into any amp from this new collection and you’ll be amazed by the levels of responsiveness, feel, nuance and sound. We worked hand in hand again with MESA to meticulously recreate every circuit and control feature of each model. And we nailed it.
You’ll quickly understand why MESA has always referred to their amplifiers as “instruments” … because they are, lifting your verve and performance to new heights.
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The amps and cabs in MESA/Boogie 2 were chosen for their significant tone-shaping innovations. You’ll find 3 ground-breaking amps from MESA’s current line-up and one of their most desirable models from the past. You also get 5 officially certified cabs with a range of configurations and a choice of Jensen or Celestion speakers. In addition, we’ve included two extra speakers from our work on the California Tweed, which you can swap into any cab.
MESA/Boogie amplifiers have provided their signature tone to a wide variety of players from around the world. This includes iconic pioneers like Carlos Santana, Pete Townshend, Keith Richards, Larry Carlton, Robben Ford, Al Di Meola and more modern heroes like Metallica’s James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett, Dream Theater’s John Petrucci, Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, Lamb of God’s Mark Morton and Will Adler, Johnny A, Andy Timmons… the MESA list of guitar greats with noteworthy tone goes on and on.
Add MESA/Boogie 2 to your collection and you'll tap into the thick, rich sound that so long ago prompted Carlos Santana to make his “mark” on the brand by famously saying, "Man, this thing really boogies!"
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The AmpliTube 5 Custom Shop is a free software package for your Mac or PC that includes a complete guitar dual signal chain; tuner, pedalboard, amplifier, cabinet, microphone and rack effects section. It comes with 39 pieces of gear and access to our unique online virtual music store where you can purchase gear models either a-la-carte or as a complete collection. You can even create almost any rig you can dream up combining this gear collection with the universe of gear available to try or buy in Custom Shop.
When used as a standalone application, AmpliTube 5 Custom Shop features a 2-track recorder section and a song-player for easy play-along capabilities. The SpeedTrainer function allows you to slow down the audio so you can learn Satch’s signature licks note for note without affecting the pitch.
While AmpliTube gear sounds absolutely amazing in AmpliTube Custom Shop, it will sound even better with all the new and improved tone-tweaking features inside of AmpliTube 5 — features like the Freely Configurable Signal Chain and a re-designed Cabinet section to name a few.
AmpliTube 5 features a new, completely customizable gear chain. Beyond mono & stereo, AmpliTube 5 now supports wet-dry-wet configurations and other advanced series & parallel routing.
The overall chain now supports up to a massive 57 simultaneous models across Stomps, Racks, Amps and Cabs. And setup is a breeze - just drag & drop any model into place, to build or re-position even the most complex rigs in seconds.
AmpliTube 5 premieres a re-engineered Cabinet section with all-new DSP. IK’s new Volumetric Impulse Response (VIR™) uses 600 IRs per speaker, 1,200 IRs for a 2-speaker cab and 2,400 IRs for a 4-speaker cab, capturing a massive 3D array of mic placement options, plus all the interactions between speakers, cabinet and floor for a completely true-to-life sound.
As a standalone application, AmpliTube 5 also features an integrated 8-track recorder, plus a 4-track looper for quickly capturing your ideas as they come to you. And, of course, you can mix and match your favorite gear with any and all of the new AmpliTube 5 models to create your own one-of-a-kind tones.
If you haven't already, now’s a great time to leap ahead with AmpliTube 5.